Echo Bridge Entertainment

The River Niger

Urban
The River Niger
0-96009-00309-8
Principal Cast
Cicely Tyson, James Earl Jones, Louis Gossett Jr., Glynn Turman, Roger E. Mosley, Jonelle Allen, Theodore Wilson, Charles Weldon, Ralph Wilcox, Shirley Jo Finney, Ed Crick, Hilda Haynes, Tony Burton
Synopsis
An all-star cast performs in this film adaptation of the Tony Award® winning off-Broadway hit play. In this gripping, intimate look at life in the ghetto, Johnny Williams (James Earl Jones) is a house painter who moonlights as a poet, struggling to financially and emotionally support his cancer-ridden wife Mattie (Cicely Tyson). But times are tough and the poverty-troubled streets are even tougher, and it takes every ounce of Johnny's love and courage for the couple to make it through their strife, finding redemption in The River Niger.
Rated R / Available in Canada
Special Feature(s)
  • Digitally Remastered
  • Biographies for James Earl Jones & Louis Gossett Jr.
  • Quiz